KJ Alexander and Josh Anderson homered to lead the Glens Falls Golden Eagles to a 5-1 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League victory over visiting Cooperstown Hawkeyes on Tuesday.
The East Division-leading Golden Eagles (7-2) improved to 6-0 at home. Cooperstown (3-5) has lost three of its last four games and is tied with Watertown for last place in the West Division. The Hawkeyes are a 1/2-game behind division leaders Newark and Elmira, who have 4-5 records.
With the score tied at 1, Glens Falls scored four times in the eighth inning.
Losing pitcher Collin Blankenship hit Anthony Pisani to start the inning. After John Rooney walked, the runners attempted a double-steal. An errant throw by Cooperstown catcher Ben Manlove allowed Pisani to score the go-ahead run. Roger Bernal followed with an RBI double and Anderson capped the inning with a two-run homer to make it 5-1.
Blankenship (0-1) worked 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out five and walked two.
Glens Falls starter Derek Mazzio allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings. Winning pitcher Kevin Cowan went 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit.
The Golden Eagles opened the scoring on Alexander's first home run of the season, in the second inning.
Cooperstown tied the score in the third inning on Danny Nelson's two-out RBI single to center. It scored Bryan Aanavrd, who singled earlier in the inning.
Nelson and Andy Meadow finished with two hits apiece for Cooperstown.
The Hawkeyes play host to Mohawk Valley at 5 p.m. today at Doubleday Field and then travel to New York Collegiate Baseball League affiliate Oneonta at 7 p.m. Thursday for an exhibition game at Damaschke Field. Cooperstown beat Oneonta, 12-3, last week.
Glens Falls 5, Cooperstown 1
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Glens Falls 010 000 04x _ 5 8 0
Collin Blankenship (L), Trent Petit (8), Chris Chrismar (8) and Ben Manlove. Derek Mazzio (W), Kevin Cowan (6), Kyle Ruchim (9) and Kevin Alexander. 2B _ Roger Bernal (G), David Olson (G), Zac Hawkins (G). HR _ Josh Anderson (G), Kevin Alexander (G). Attendance: 1,100.